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Latest Fake ‘Impeachment Poll’ Is Slammed for Its Bias

Democrats were oversampled for a new survey showing 54 percent of registered voters want the president booted out — veteran pollster Frank Luntz shared thoughts

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The mainstream media are on a mission to help Democrats and the deep state impeach President Donald Trump, in my view.

The deep state is trying to “manufacture” support for a ridiculous impeachment circus — one that Americans are either ignoring or laughing at, it seems.

And just as with failed Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, they’re using fake polls to try top influence Americans.

Many pollsters expect us to believe that a vast majority of Americans want Trump booted from office over a perfectly appropriate phone call he made in July to the president of Ukraine.

Sure: Americans want to throw away a booming economy, a peaceful foreign policy, and an America First agenda over a nothing-burger phone call.

Should President Donald Trump be impeached?

Get real!

Few people believe this garbage.

And just like with the fake polls we were given ahead of the 2016 election — in which “Hillary Clinton was going to win in a landslide” — these silly polls will keep coming out.

So beware — and don’t panic.

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Remember that absurd Fox News poll, in which the pollster under-sampled independents and oversampled Dems to reach that “magic number”?

It’s the same basic philosophy here.

Those behind this new poll — which was released oversampled impeachment-crazed Democrats by a whopping 14 percent.

Pollster Frank Luntz called out the poll as “too Democrat” to be considered fair.

He urged pollsters to be responsible and use fair and balanced samples, especially when polling a topic as important as the impeachment of a president of the United States.

“A new Pew Research poll that claims 54 percent of registered voters support the impeachment of President Donald Trump is stacked with Democrat respondents, according to a review of its methodology by Newsmax,” the latter outlet explained.

“The survey by the Washington, D.C.-based Pew, which identifies itself as a ‘nonpartisan, non-advocacy fact tank,’ was conducted from Oct. 1-Oct. 13 and asked some 3,487 U.S. adults whether they ‘approved or disapproved of the House of Representatives’ decision to conduct an impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump.'”

“Some 54 percent approved of the inquiry, while 44 percent disapproved, according to Pew. In addition, 47 percent expect Democrats in Congress will be ‘fair and reasonable in the handling the inquiry, while only 43 percent expect Republicans in Congress will,'” as Newsmax also explained.

“But the methodology behind the poll appears to have stacked it in favor of achieving a pro-Democratic outcome.”

“Buried in the survey results is the fact that of the 3,487 respondents, 1,942 are Democrats or are Democratic-leaning, while 1,453 are Republicans or Republican leaning. That means 56 percent of those polled were Democrats compared to 42 percent who identified as Republicans — a 14 percent margin favoring Democrats.”

“Frank Luntz, a veteran American political consultant and pollster, questioned the validity of the poll.”

“Self-identified Democrats outnumber self-identified Republicans by about 6 percent nationally. The sample for this poll leans a bit too Democratic to accept these numbers as gospel,” Luntz told Newsmax.

“When the questions are about impeachment, you have a responsibility to ensure an accurately balanced sample.”

A version of this piece originally appeared in WayneDupree.com; this article is used by permission.

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Wayne Dupree is owner and founder of WayneDupree.com. He was named to 2017 Newsmax’s 50 Most Influential African-American Republicans. He served in the USAF from 1987-1995; he saw time in Operation Desert Storm/Shield. The father of three, he's the host of "The Wayne Dupree Show."

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